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Model t, or a Newer Randomization?

Today, computing power is cheap and accessible, so past models are not the only option for introducing students to these ideas. We want to make the case that randomization techniques could replace the mathematical models we have relied upon for so long–at least in introductory statistics. Randomization techniques are pedagogically superior, easy to understand, and easily transferable.

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New Editor Takes Reins of Statistics Teacher

As a former associate editor for the Statistics Teacher Network— the predecessor of Statistics Teacher (ST)—new ST editor Jessica Cohen may be new to the role, but not the journal. Cohen will take over for outgoing editor Angela Walmsley with the journal's spring issue.

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ASA and New York Times Partner to Create ‘What’s Going On in This Graph?’

What’s Going On in This Graph?, a new monthly activity from the ASA and The New York Times Learning Network, will help teachers and students explore the quantitative aspects of reporting.

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STATS4STEM.ORG: A Statistical Learning Platform for Educators and Their Students

A team funded by the National Science Foundation is building STATS4STEM.ORG, a statistics-learning website with cutting-edge data, computing, and statistical learning resources. Project lead Eric Simoneau shows the current functionality of the site and shares the timeline for enhancements.

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Lesson Plan: How Far Can You Jump?

This investigation focuses on students conducting a comparative experiment to explore the effect a fixed target will have on the distance students can jump from a starting line.

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Announcements: Spring

A roundup of statistics and education-related information and opportunities.

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Lesson Plan: How Tall Were the Ancestors of Laetoli?

The focus of this investigation is to look for and measure the degree of any relationship between two quantitative variables, specifically height and foot length.

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Announcements: October

A roundup of statistics and education-related information and opportunities.

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Editors’ Note: Fall

Starting later this year, the Statistics Teacher team will welcome Tim Jacobbe as the new ST lesson plan editor and Jessica Cohen as the new ST article editor. The new co-editors will work with Christine Franklin, the ASA’s K-12 Statistics Education Ambassador, who will continue as managing editor.

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ASA 2017 Poster and Project Winners Announced

The ASA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 poster and project competitions. Winners were recognized with plaques, cash prizes, certificates, calculators, and publication of their names in Amstat News.

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